Lord Rhondda was laid down in Newcastle in England, and was launched in 1918. She changed name and owners several times during her career, and was confiscated by the Germans in second world war. She was renamed to Hochheimer under their service. Outside the coast of Bilbao she was torpedoed and sunk by the British submarine HMS Sceptre 21. May 1944. She went down in the deep with almost all hands lost. The wreck was found by technical divers in the early 2000's east of Bilbao, approximately one nautical mile north of Cape Machichaco on a depth of 90 to 95 meter.

Former names:
Lord Rhondda, Ottinge, Ronwyn
79,4 x 11,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1864 grt
Newcastle ( UK ) 1918
L├╝beck ( D )

Picture: Lord Rhondda in Bordeaux
Courtesy of Photoship, Public domain

Last updated: August 2019